spoilsport spoil·sport n

spoilsport spoil·sport n
['spɔɪlˌspɔːt]
fam guastafeste m/f inv

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  • spoil|sport — «SPOYL SPRT, SPOHRT», noun. a person who acts so as to spoil or hinder the enjoyment or plans of others: »It is unusual for a candidate to win first time around, and if one does, he arouses a certain amount of resentment as a spoilsport (New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoil·sport — /ˈspojəlˌspoɚt/ noun, pl sports [count] informal : someone who spoils other people s fun or enjoyment Oh, don t be a spoilsport. Let them try it. Dad s a spoilsport. He won t let us play football …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoil-sport — noun An alternative form for spoilsport …   Wiktionary

  • spoilsport — [spoil′spôrt΄] n. a person who behaves in such a way as to ruin the pleasure of others …   English World dictionary

  • spoilsport — spoil|sport [ˈspɔılspo:t US spo:rt] n informal someone who spoils other people s fun ▪ Don t be such a spoilsport …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spoilsport — spoil|sport [ spɔıl,spɔrt ] noun count INFORMAL someone who spoils someone else s plans or enjoyment …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spoilsport — spoil•sport [[t]ˈspɔɪlˌspɔrt, ˌspoʊrt[/t]] n. a person whose conduct spoils the pleasure of others, as in a game or social gathering • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spoilsport — /spoyl spawrt , spohrt /, n. a person whose selfish or unsportsmanlike attitudes or actions spoil the pleasure of others, as in a game or social gathering. [1815 25; from phrase spoil the sport] * * * …   Universalium

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